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  • Friday November 21st, 2014
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says it is embarking on a $600 million fundraising campaign. The foundation says it launched the private phase of the campaign in 2009, and that it has already raised more than $300 million toward its goal. The foundation runs the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg and is launching the public phase of its campaign ...
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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Several groups, businesses and state leaders are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nationwide Insurance and AAA Mid-Atlantic will be joined Thursday by Attorney General Mark Herring and Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty to discuss the issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1,000 people were killed in drunken ...
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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014
    A Mid­dle­sex County man is accused of try­ing to kill a law enforce­ment offi­cer. 45-year-old Tony Drewry, accord­ing to police, rammed his van head-on into a deputy’s patrol car Tues­day after­noon, around 5 as that deputy was respond­ing to a domes­tic dis­tur­bance at Drewry’s home on Northend Road. Other offi­cers rushed to the scene, and pulled Drewry from his vehi­cle. He was imme­di­ately arrested. The deputy’s vehi­cle ...
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  • Thursday November 20th, 2014
    Nom­i­na­tions are being accepted for the awards rec­og­niz­ing the efforts of Vir­ginia vol­un­teers. Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe says nom­i­na­tions for the 2015 Governor’s Vol­un­teerism and Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Awards are due by 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Awards will be pre­sented in cat­e­gories includ­ing youth, senior and adult vol­un­teers, faith-based orga­ni­za­tions, fam­i­lies that vol­un­teer together, com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions, small busi­nesses and cor­po­ra­tions. Offi­cials say that Vir­gini­ans, on aver­age, ...
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says spending by the film industry increased 16 percent last year compared to 2012. The governor’s office issued a news release Tuesday saying the economic impact of the film industry in Virginia was $382 million in 2013. The state has an incentive program that offers tax credits and grants to film projects made in the state. The Associated Press ...
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  • Wednesday November 19th, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Authorities have ruled the death of a University of Virginia student a homicide. The Albemarle County Police Department released the cause and manner of death for 18-year-old Hannah Graham on Tuesday. According to information from the Virginia medical examiner’s office, Graham’s death was “homicidal violence” but the exact cause was unknown. A final autopsy report has not been issued. In a statement, county police ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    The 2014 Historyland Community Workshop Benefit Sale is Saturday, Nov. 22. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. in the large building at the back of the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck in Kilmarnock. During the summer members have been preserving fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms – resulting in a variety of jams, jellies, and pickles. There will also be plenty of baked goods ...
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